An Exploration of Aurobindo’s Mystic Consciousness: Rose of God
Human race is known for its incredible energy and intellect, but above all for its faith in one omnipotent existence. Different culture, creed and customs follow different symbols to worship that one God around the world. In other words it is known as Religion or Pantheism. Its root is as ancient as the human race itself. Since the Vedic Period, there are two types of beliefs regarding God. One is Idolatry or Saguna path and second is Spirituality or Nirguna path. Idolatry faith is based on the worshipping of idol- as a symbol of God. And spirituality believes in the internal function of Soul and Oversoul. Sri Aurobindo is a master of mystic writing. He has innate inclination towards spiritual cult of thought and writing. In his works he focuses on spiritual achievements ? that is the state of extreme bliss. To define such a state is not a child’s game. It is mystic in nature. Sri Aurobindo has tried to convey the process of meditation and its different stages through the symbol of Rose. Rose has been treated in different forms. It is symbolized as Bliss, Light, Power, Life and Love. He has taken the symbol of ?Rose? instead of Vedic symbol of ?Lotus? for the description of spiritual states. In traditional manuscript ?Lotus? had been used for denoting ascetic spiritual function.
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